What do you remember from your first year of training?
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Posted by A.D. McClish at 6:43 AM
Monday, June 27, 2011
Women’s Self-Defense/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the ideal form of self-defense for women. Using technique and leverage, women can learn how to defend themselves against larger, stronger assailants. At Fabio Novaes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, we can equip you to defend yourself in situations most commonly faced by women in a class taught by women and geared toward women.
Improves Cardio and Strength
Improves Self Confidence
Enables You to Defend Yourself Against Bigger, Stronger Assailants
Is for people of ALL fitness levels
Does NOT require previous martial arts experience
One Week Free Trial!
Classes are on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 pm. Contact Fabio Novaes at (863) 944-3386 or Allie McClish at (813)-391-5199 for more info. All classes are held at 3705 Century Blvd. Unit #4. Lakeland, FL.33811 (close to Drane Field Rd, in front of the airport).
If you couldn't tell by the flyer, I am very happy to announce that we will be starting a women's class at Fabio's and that I am going to have the honor of teaching it. I am very excited!
One of the reasons why I think a lot of women are put off by bjj is the fact that they have to wrestle around with strange, sweaty, scary, hairy men. I think that if they were given the opportunity to try bjj out in a class of only women, they would feel less self conscious and be more willing to give it a shot. We'll see if the theory holds up!
I do think that grappling bigger, stronger men is very helpful. You have to have the techniques right to make them work on someone larger and stronger. Being outmatched by weight and strength is exactly what bjj is designed to equip you for. But for some women, that idea is a deal breaker.
We are going to start classes in July 5th. I will keep you updated on the progress!! :)
Friday, June 24, 2011
I had a private lesson with Fabio today about escaping the scarfhold position and about escaping bottom turtle.
Posted by A.D. McClish at 9:11 AM
Monday, June 20, 2011
I've had this problem for the last few classes. I've been kicking people or kneeing people. A lot. Much more than usual. I know it is common to accidentally kick someone during a grapple. But this is getting ridiculous.
Posted by A.D. McClish at 8:53 PM
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Do you or have you ever attended a women's only self defense/bjj class? Or do you have an opinion about women's only classes? If so, I haz questions for you! :)
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Recently, I've been tackling two positions that I find it difficult to escape from: the scarf hold and bottom turtle when someone is smashing down on top of me.
Posted by A.D. McClish at 5:35 AM
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Recently, I have been trying to keep track of the calories I eat and burn with this app on my phone called myfitnesspal. On it, they don't have bjj as an exercise. But they do have wrestling. So, I put in 45 min of wrestling to see how many calories it said someone at my weight would burn. I chose 45 minutes because you're not grappling the entire 90 minutes. It said for 45 min of it was only 273 calories!!!
Posted by A.D. McClish at 1:51 PM